Why Can’t Kids Just Take Smaller Doses of Adult Meds?
29
February

Why Can’t Kids Just Take Smaller Doses of Adult Meds?

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Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn how you can take today’s lessons even deeper with their Physics of the Everyday course! [♩INTRO] If you’ve ever strolled through a pharmacy in search of over-the-counter meds, you might have noticed that lots of drugs have special children’s formulas. And […]


Bacteria and Viruses Are Raining Down on Us All the Time
21
November

Bacteria and Viruses Are Raining Down on Us All the Time

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Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♩INTRO] Growing up, you may have heard that you can catch a cold in the rain. And it turns out there’s some truth to that idea. See, pathogenic organisms stuff like viruses and bacteria that can give plants and animals […]


Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?
10
October

Why Do Some Drugs Make Your Pupils Wider?

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[ ♪ Intro ] Whether or not eyes are the windows to the soul, scientifically, pupils are the windows of the eyes. And sometimes those windows are more open than usual, like when you’ve taken a medication that causes pupil dilation. Or when people use certain recreational drugs. It all comes down to how different […]


Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?
10
October

Is Alkaline Water Really Better For You?

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[ intro ] You may have heard of alkaline water— it’s the newest health trend hitting grocery shelves. These products are essentially just water treated to have a more basic pH between 8 and 10 instead of water’s usual neutral 7. And supposedly, they take your internal chemistry from acidic to alkaline, leaving you more […]


What Are Muscle Knots?

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Whether it’s after a long day hunched over your computer or a week of stressing out about a big test, you probably have had muscle knots before. These knots — otherwise known as myofascial trigger points — are pretty much what they sound like: painful spots in your muscles. They’re different from the kind of […]


Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms
07
October

Why You Might Want Parasitic Worms

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[ ♪ Intro ♪ ] If your doctor told you that you were infected with worms, your first question would probably be, “How quickly can I get rid those worms in me?” And I get that. I mean, look, you don’t want worms wriggling around inside your intestines. It’s enough to gross anybody out. But […]


Can Pets Be Allergic to People?

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This episode of Scishow is brought to you by Blinkist If you’re allergic to cats or dogs, life can be tough. Sometimes, all you wanna do is snuggle with a puppy, but instead you’re sneezing and wheezing. An allergic reaction comes from your immune system overreacting to things like pet dander, the microscopic flakes of […]


7 of the Strangest Allergies
17
September

7 of the Strangest Allergies

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[♪ INTRO ] When you think of allergies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably seasonal allergies, like a sneezing fit over some pollen, or a food allergy that’s closed up somebody’s throat. But they’re more than just pollen and peanuts. Allergies can happen in response to a lot of things, because they’re […]



Your Asthma and Allergies Aren’t Causing Mental Illness
31
August

Your Asthma and Allergies Aren’t Causing Mental Illness

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[ INTRO ] Earlier this week, you might’ve noticed headlines about how having asthma or hay fever can increase your risk of developing a mental illness. But you don’t have to worry and run off to your doctor. These headlines are reporting on a study published this week in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. And […]